Category: Blog

‘I’m a Scientist’ Webchat on Adolescence

10 March 2018

Despite having a degree in Psychology I don’t feel even close to fully understanding the brain, or how exactly it works and impacts on learning. As part of my quest to find out more I attended an online live chat organised by ‘I’m a Scientist’. The aim of their chats is to help all schools […]

Posted on: 10 March 2018
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“Yes, I’m pretty sure it worked.’

1 March 2018

“Yes, I’m pretty sure it worked as most of them did get better” […]

Author: Jane Elsworth,Assistant Director Huntington Research School
Posted on: 1 March 2018
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The Literacy Look-arounds: Part 1 – so many words

1 March 2018

If you are interested in strategies to tackle vocabulary and the wider literacy challenges of the curriculum, then book a place on our three-day literacy programme. […]

Author: Marcus Jones
Posted on: 1 March 2018
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Metacognition assisting revision

28 February 2018

As a psychologist, I am fascinated by ‘the overconfidence effect’, which refers to the bias where our subjective confidence in our judgements is greater than the objective accuracy of those judgements. […]

Author: Julie Watson, Memory and Metacognition lead, Huntington Research School
Posted on: 28 February 2018
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Is ‘Disciplined Inquiry’ making a difference in the classroom?

27 February 2018

Here at Huntington we have been working on our own ‘Disciplined Inquiry’ model for over a year now and we thought it was time that we shared some evaluation of this work with you and the impact it may or may not be having for our staff and students. […]

Posted on: 27 February 2018
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School improvement and taming the ‘marking monster’?

9 February 2018

Alex Quigley takes a closer look at the EEF’s latest guidance report, Putting Evidence to Work: A School’s Guide to Implementation […]

Author: Alex Quigley, Director of Huntington Research School
Posted on: 9 February 2018
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Book Review: Literacy in the Disciplines

28 January 2018

Research books are often criticised for using language that is overly academic and inaccessible and for having content that is not related to everyday classroom practice. ‘Literacy in the Disciplines’ can certainly not be accused of either of these failings. […]

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Making the Most of ‘Science Capital’

27 January 2018

Enterprising Science is a five-year partnership between King’s College London and the Science Museum, using the concept of ‘science capital’ to improve engagement in school science and hopefully lead to more of our learners pursuing STEM related careers. I attended an initial one-day meeting with the Enterprising Science Team, and the rest, as they say is history. […]

Author: Alister Talbot
Posted on: 27 January 2018
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Book review: ‘Memorable Teaching’ by Peps Mccrea

17 January 2018

If you have a spare half hour (honestly, you can read the whole book in that time) you should check out this highly accessible book filled with useful insights and tips for teachers. As someone who is fascinated by memory and values its role in teaching, I totally agree that memory is integral to learning but until recently it has been misunderstood and often associated simply with rote learning. […]

Author: Julie Watson, Memory and Metacognition lead, Huntington Research School
Posted on: 17 January 2018
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A vocabulary led curriculum

17 January 2018

As part of our ‘Building Confident Research-leads’ course we ask colleagues to consider different aspects that feed into curriculum planning such as: exam board Assessment Objectives; teacher subject knowledge; and core subject related skills. […]

Posted on: 17 January 2018
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